Building Permit Information

Effective January 1, 2023, the City of Stacy* has moved its building permit processing to Chisago County Department of Environmental Services and Zoning for building permits, plan review, and inspections. They can be reached at 651-213-8371.

If you have building permits in process the County will complete those permits.

Building permits are required for all new construction, remodeling, alteration, and repair work. Some permits such as reroof or reside only require filling out the application and paying the fee. Most other building projects (deck, addition, accessory structure, remodel) require two sets of plans to be submitted for a plan review, and a survey showing all proposed setbacks.

All permits are to be applied for at the Environmental Services Department in the Government Center in Center City. Staff will determine the construction value and permit fee at the time of application, and the permit will be paid for at that time. All checks should be made payable to the Chisago County Treasurer.

The building permit applications are in triplicate, and therefore are not available on the website – please contact the County office at 651-213-8372 for mailing of permits.

Inspections – Please call the Environmental Services Department at 651-213-8371 to schedule an inspection. Information needed includes the site address, permit number, and type of inspection. Typically, 24 hours is considered adequate notice.

Right-of-way (ROW) permits can be obtained by contacting our city engineer at 612-712-2021 or by email

The County does not issue electrical permits or inspect or regulate electrical work. The Minnesota State Board of Electricity should be contacted at 651-284-5064 if you are doing your own wiring. The State Electrical Inspector is Mark Thoma and he may be contacted for electrical inspections at 320-309-9483.

Please visit Chisago County Building Permits for more information. No work is allowed to be performed prior to the payment of the building permit. Thank you!


*If there is a NE in an address then it is NOT in the City limits of Stacy.